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The Summer Visitors
This follow-up to the successful The Winter Visitors, traces the interactions between a family of bears and a human family during their summer stay at a lake cottage. Told primarily through illustration, with only a few dozen words in the book, children and parents (and grandparents) alike will delight in following the antics of the bumbling bears as they enjoy the comfort ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 16th 2011 by Down East Books
(first published July 1st 2011)
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The Summer Visitors is a book with beautiful detailed pictures. It has very few words. I think this book is great to use with my ESL students. The students can create the stories orally if in a beginning or emerging level of English. If students are at a higher level of English students could also write the story.
Sort of a graphic novel in picture book form. Minimal text; the action happens in the pictures and shows the bear family and the human family participating in the same activities (the bears with the help of purloined clothes, food and equipment) one summer. Wouldn't work for storytime, but fun for one-on-one sharing and lots of opportunity for discussion.
This wordless picture book tells two stories. One is about the bears who live in the cabin during the winter and one is about the family who lives in the cabin in the summer. Will their pathes cross? This is a funny and imaginative book.
While the illustrations are charming, this book would probably have been better realized as a wordless picture book. The dual narrative tells the story of a family that has come to the cottage for the summer, and the family of bears that borrow their things. While the text is sweet, it is spread too thinly throughout the book to be effective.
This story reads like an almost wordless picture book. Both a family of people and a family of bears enjoy the same vacation spot. Pictures reveal the activities both families like to fill their summer days with and include plenty of humorous moments when the bears "borrow" items to add to their festivities. Beautiful artwork and a cute story. Great book for summer displays!
I really like this book. And whenever I read it, I want to make it work for storytime. But there's so many pictures w/o words, it would take forever, I think, to go through it and have the kids tell me what they see. Much better for a one on one or two.
So cute! A family comes to visit their lake house for the summer, and a family of bears shares their toys, food and enjoyment. Companion book to The Winter Visitors. Wouldn't work for storytime, but this is a great book to sit together and share one on one.